More than 100 years of mining left Snowshoe and Kelly lakes with just a fraction of their natural watershed.

UMD student's body recovered from Minnesota Slip

The Duluth Police Department and St. Louis County Rescue recovered the body from the slip at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday.

Carrie Lee Heikkila and Steven Bystedt expressed their concerns about plans to build an office tower and parking ramp next door to their condominium during a 2013 interview with the News Tribune. The harborview vista they then enjoyed has since been obscured by the tower and ramp. The former husband and wife are suing the city of Duluth, claiming that the city's assistance with the project led to the devaluation of their property. / News Tribune file photo
Carrie Lee Heikkila and Steven Bystedt expressed their concerns about plans to build an office tower and parking ramp next door to their condominium during a 2013 interview with the News Tribune. The harborview vista they then enjoyed has since been obscured by the tower and ramp. The former husband and wife are suing the city of Duluth, claiming that the city's assistance with the project led to the devaluation of their property. / News Tribune file photo

Couple sues Duluth for ‘stolen view’ of harbor

Steven Bystedt and Carrie Lee Heikkila resided at 414 W. First St. and reported that prior to 2014, when Maurices began construction of a new corporate headquarters, they enjoyed a view of the harbor in a quiet home with a sense of privacy.

Judge: Miller 'vindicated,' but award 'excessive'

A federal judge sharply reduced Shannon Miller's monetary award. But UMD's total liability has increased with the addition of fees and interest.

Jeff LeMay still needs crutches to walk but earlier this week returned home to Shoreview, Minn. (contributed photo)
Jeff LeMay still needs crutches to walk but earlier this week returned home to Shoreview, Minn. (contributed photo)

Remarkable recovery: Jeff LeMay's story one of inspiration and hope

LeMay, who was struck by a minivan while crossing London Road more than a month ago, has recovered to the point where he returned home Wednesday.

Doctors alerted as fungal disease on the rise in Minnesota

An uptick in reported cases of a fungal infection has prompted the Minnesota Department of Health to issue an advisory to health providers across the state.

Criminal complaint connected to Maple shooting filed

A criminal complaint filed Friday revealed information about events surrounding the Labor Day shooting of a Maple, Wis. man.

Rick Klun, executive director of Center City Housing, shows off a micro-housing unit his organization built in Duluth as a demonstration unit in 2016. / News Tribune file photo
Rick Klun, executive director of Center City Housing, shows off a micro-housing unit his organization built in Duluth as a demonstration unit in 2016. / News Tribune file photo

Duluth may open door for tiny houses

As the city of Duluth seeks to address a housing shortage, it’s considering a proposal that would allow homes to get smaller.

Minnesota’s only solar panel manufacturer seeks IRRR loan to boost employment, production

Ontario-based Heliene Inc. is asking for $600,000 from the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation to automate one of its manufacturing processes and hire 15 more employees.

Duluth seeks comment on new time-off rules

The city’s earned sick and safe time ordinance is slated to take effect at the start of next year.

The atrium of the new $19M St. Louis County Government Services Center in Virginia features local materials that reflect the natural beauty of the Iron Range. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
The atrium of the new $19M St. Louis County Government Services Center in Virginia features local materials that reflect the natural beauty of the Iron Range. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Unveiled in Virginia: New county center opens Monday

Billed as net-zero in terms of energy and catching to the eye, the new $19M St. Louis County Government Services Center caters to residents throughout the eastern part of the Iron Range.

New allies group embraces regional LGBTQ community



Northland Allies, a new group embracing the LGBTQ community, hit the ground running over Labor Day weekend.

SPORTS

Hermantown's Luke Lind (22) fends off Cloquet defenders in the first half at Corey Veech Memorial Field in Hermantown on Friday.  Lind rushed for 100 yards in Hermantown's 27-12 victory. Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com
Hermantown's Luke Lind (22) fends off Cloquet defenders in the first half at Corey Veech Memorial Field in Hermantown on Friday. Lind rushed for 100 yards in Hermantown's 27-12 victory. Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com

Prep football: Hermantown responds to challenge in win over Cloquet

The Hawks had a 27-12 bruising victory over the Lumberjacks at Corey Veech Field.

Running: Teschuk captures Minnesota Mile

Just seconds after the top two men finished the Minnesota Mile on Friday on Skyline Parkway in Duluth, women’s champion Erin Teschuk came across the line not far behind.

College football: Saints win opener in OT

St. Scholastica rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat Mayville State 42-35 in their season opener Saturday at Malosky Stadium.

OUTDOORS

A Canada goose flies over the Firebird Wildlife Management Area on Tuesday. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
A Canada goose flies over the Firebird Wildlife Management Area on Tuesday. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com

Firebird is Northland's newest wildlife management area

Even with a wealth of public land in the Northland, WMAs still get heavy use by hunters, hikers and birdwatchers.

After big success, Duluth deer population, hunter numbers decline

Fewer complaints from gardeners, and fewer crashes with cars, show deer numbers have dropped.

Grouse populations, hunting prospects mostly unknown

Minnesota and Wisconsin small game and archery deer hunting seasons start Saturday, Sept. 14, the first big movement of hunters into the woods for autumn.

OPINION

Our View: New school year brings renewed resistance to vaping

Local View Column: Fines prohibit library use; so consider them gone

Local View Column: Duluth mountain returned to the bear, skeeters